An exploratory study on the factors influenceing managers' use of mobile tablets

Edgar Kautzner, Shijia Gao, William Yeoh, Siew Fan Wong

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    Although mobile tablets such as iPads are being used by many managers, there has been a relative dearth of research on the managerial use of the mobile technology. This exploratory study aims to identify and understand the factors influencing the use of mobile tablets by managers. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a panel of seven managers who had incorporated mobile tablets into their work routine. The study has found that the mobile tablet is a suitable device for managerial tasks due to these nine main factors: non-routineness, collaborative nature, time-critical, informationcentric, mobility, user friendliness of the interface, reliability, connectivity, and autonomy. This exploratory study fills in the research gap and provides a basis to help managers establish a business case for or against mobile tablets adoption.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPACIS 2015 Proceedings
    EditorsAtreyi Kankanhalli, Andrew Burton Jones, Thompson Teo
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2015 - , Singapore
    Duration: 5 Jul 20159 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 19th


    ConferencePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2015
    Abbreviated titlePACIS 2015
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    • Interview
    • Manager
    • Managerial use
    • Mobile tablet
    • Mobile technology
    • Factors influencing managers' use of mobile tablets: an exploratory study

      Gao, S., Yeoh, W., Wong, S. F. & Kautzner, E., 2019, Applying Business Intelligence Initiatives in Healthcare and Organizational Settings. J. Miah, S. & Yeoh, W. (eds.). Hershey PA USA: IGI Global, p. 202-217 16 p. (Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA)).

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